The company says that it has since made "significant changes and improvements" to its services to ensure a similar outage doesn't happen again.
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CEO John Legere takes to Twitter to update customers about network issues that hit an unspecified number of users on Friday.
Disruption to the carrier's network began around 6 p.m. PT but did not appear to affect all customers.
Advance orders began online at 12 a.m. PT on Friday, but the online Apple Store still wasn't back up two hours later. And some other preorder sites had hiccups, including Sprint and T-Mobile.
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In a statement on Wednesday, the cellular carrier says that a software problem generated "abnormal congestion" on its network.
Customers affected by a widespread outage Tuesday share their grievances over both the technical issues and the way that the carrier handled the matter.
The cellular carrier acknowledges problems affecting both its voice and data networks.